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Volunteer

Suicide Aid and Peer Support

Community

Suicide Aid and Peer Support

The Haven Hub Volunteers

Limerick

At a Glance

  • Start Date:21/01/2021
  • End Date:31/05/2028
  • Closing date:31/05/2028
  • Post Updated:22/01/2021
  • Min Hours:Negotiable
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:23 years old or over

Description

Are you over 23?........ Not affected by Suicide in the past 2 years?......... Want to give back to the Community?.......Then we want to hear from you!

All training will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering please click apply now below.

About Us :

The Haven Hub is an out of hours support centre for people that are struggling to cope or are at risk of suicide.  We opened our doors in November 2019 and have since had over 200 interventions. We were initially based in the Red Brick Social Services building on Henry Street Limerick but due to Covid-19 the building has been unavailable since March 2020. 


During the pandemic currently we offer telephone support to people who are struggling. This is usually 7 nights a week (depending).

We have had use of Jimmy Collins Make Up Academy on Steamboat Quay Limerick City during 2020. We have been operating from here since August but use of this premises is only temporary. We are open Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm until 2am (When level of restrictions lift). We are in touch with two Patrol Groups in Limerick City and encourage them to bring people they meet by the river to the Haven Hub where we can offer support to them away from the elements, offer them their dignity and most importantly follow up with them.

As mentioned above we are currently operating through phone support due to COVID-19 restrictions but volunteers will be notified when we are able to go back to our location for face to face support. Again, all training will be provided to volunteers.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Providing peer to peer support for those who are suicidal, alone, sad or just need a chat. 

Skills required for this role:

Team Player

Good Listener

Non-Judgemental

Empathetic

Good Communication

Time Management

Details of time commitment needed for role:
1-3 times a month of volunteering from 8pm-2am for a night.

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
May ask for CV or a quick chat via zoom, email or phone

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: The Haven Hub Limerick

Address: The Haven Hub Volunteers, Jimmy C’s Makeup Academy, Unit 9, Steamboat Quay, Limerick

Website: havenhub.ie/

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